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and not mine alone on the commerce cause -- clause and spending close. what have we missed? i have my ideas but i will defer to our distinguished panel for now. the panelists need no introduction but i will provide brief intros. randy barnett - is the waterhouse professor of georgetown university law. he was co-counsel to the plaintiffs in this case. he argued that previous commerce clause case. he is also the author of what i think is the best book and what has gone wrong with constitutional law and how can be fixed. next we will have the david rivkin. he represented the obama care sibere side. he has been legal adviser to george h. w. bush. you know him best from the daily op eds he publishes in "the wall street journal." he offered assessments of the ruling does much more dispassionate than i can muster. blaustein is next. he will tell us what the court adopted the theory that he presented in and does -- in his and it is brief. he said nfib went along way to clarify how this decision should be conceptualize. randy - >> thank you for inviting me here and thanks to the cato institute for
of the legislation. the bill passed out of our subcommittee and the full energy and commerce committee on voice votes with strong, strong bipartisan support. i believe, mr. speaker, it has a high likelihood of being accepted to the senate and to the president. we will certainly give them that opportunity. i urge my colleagues to support this bill so we can finally see this significant improvement signed into law. i want to thank mr. murphy and all of the others who worked to expedite this legislation and get it to the floor today, and i'm going to ask my colleagues to join with us in passing this bill. with that said, mr. speaker, i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. murphy: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers on this bill, and i'm prepared to close if the gentleman from north carolina is prepared to close as well. mr. butterfield: i have no more speakers and i am too prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina is
by the energy and commerce committee here in the house. but support for this agenda also requires us to pull the plug on existing programs that simply aren't working. and the department of energy's title 17 loan guarantee program is simply not advancing the ball on an all-of-the-above energy goal. the no more solyndras act, this bill phases out this costly, ineffective and frankly very mismanaged program. the investigation of solyndra uncovered a story worse than anyone could have imagined. it is amazing to me that the administration gave a half billion dollar loan guarantee to a company that its own experts predicted would fail. a company so dysfunctional that it burned through this giant handout and went bankrupt in two years. even worse, when it became clear to the administration that solyndra was in trouble, it chose to double down on the risky bet, gambling even more taxpayer dollars with a desperate loan restructuring instead of trying to cut its losses and move on. solyndra is the most visible but far from the only example of title 17 failures. in fact, it is hard to point to a single
: thank you. host: coming up, we will talk with the president of the chamber of commerce in charlotte, bob morgan in just a minute, but we also want to show you the convention center. this is where the media has gathered. all of the media will have workspaces in the convention center. the delegates could come over there. there are some shops, places to buy souvenirs and a lot of security goes into the convention center as well. it is not quite nearly as heavy as the times warner cable arena, but you can see the gifts that you can buy. the convention kicks off today. 16,000 hotel rooms have been built around the charlotte-area. 250 auto buses will be used to transport delegates. 15,000 members of the media, just like in tampa, and in that center, podium within the time warner cable arena, 20 miles of cables have been installed for cameras, four telephones, all of the different electronic needs within the convention. eight of the states in charlotte have delegations bigger than 160 delegates -- including california, texas, new york. 5500 delegates will be there. there are about 400 alternate
work to make america's commerce, travel from place to place. i've spoken to small businesses and they say the u.s. postal service is their lifeline for their small business. they can actually make a profit by using the u.s. postal service. senior citizens who receive their social security checks sometimes in the mail, many times we know online, but are connected to the post office. they are connected to the letter carrier. they are connected to the local post office in their neighborhood. how do i know? because of the outpouring of concern for the closing of a post office on mesa road in the 18th congressional district, my congressional district. and so i'm interested in this congress not being known by the do-nothing congress, do-nothing republican congress. i want us to work together and be able to say that these items need to be put forward for the american people. what do we have to say now looking toward sequestration? we realize that you cannot cut discretionary funding. we realize that 50 million americans are suffering from food insecurity, and we have a $13 billion t
and commerce and chair and ranking minority member. the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings and the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. markey, the gentleman from from michigan, upton and the gentleman from california, mr. waxman and the gentleman from florida, mr. mica and the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, each will control 10 minutes. and the house will be in order. and the chair would recognize the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings. mr. hastings: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. chairman, 2008 campaign, president obama plainly declared the policies he supports would bankrupt american coal production. the obama administration has waged a war on coal, coal jobs and the small businesses in the mining supply chain and the low cost energy that millions of americans rely on. mr. chairman, the house is not in order. the chair: the gentleman is correct. the committee will be in order and the chair would ask members to take your conversations in the back of the chamber, to remove your conversations
county chamber of commerce. i am david gregory. moderator of me to the press and today's debate. i want to begin by covering the rules of today's event. the event will last one hour and again with two opening statements from each candidate. we will pose questions directly to the candidate. the questions were determined by the panelists. i am not been received by the candidate or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond. and the candidate answering first will have an additional one minute rebuttal. i would like to reserve the right to follow up with some questions as i see it as the moderator. we will conclude with a two minute closing statement from each candidate. there's a timekeeper in the front row. i want to welcome our panelists. julie, she has been covering virginia politics for 20 years. ben, covers the conditions for the "washington post." he joins us in 2008 as a congressional blogger. and we have the anger of news 4 today. let us begin the debate by introducing the candidates and during their opening statements. the order
and the totality. at that related to the commerce clause, individual mandate. we began the litigation and motions were filed by the government. and in oklahoma, when the case was taken up by the supreme court. as of the decision in june, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma, the eastern district, asking judge white to consider an amendment. as you know, the original challenge was about constitutionality of the law. this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs a world that was adopted may 18 specifically, and the affordable care act's the implementation, if you will, of the employer mandate, the penalty under the law dealing with large employers. it is about that role an inconsistency with the language, the statute, and seeking to hold the pro- government accountable as it relates to implementing that particular portion of the law. host: what about that part of the law? is it unconstitutional or illegal? guest: the specifics include cross that under the aca, a state does not adopt a state health care exchange, then the subsidies, the tax credit, did not issue to
chamber of commerce in los angeles. tomorrow he is in new york city. wednesday he travels to florida. you can follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. this group is organized by the hart research associates. responding to what the undecided have to say. that is at 8:30 eastern, here on c-span. again, mitt romney speaking live to supporters in los angeles. that starts at 3:15 eastern. we will have it for you here on c-span. until then, a look at school nutrition programs in u.s.. host: every monday on "washington journal," we take a look at your money. taxpayer dollars and what programs they're going towards. today, looking at the federal school lunch program. our guest is jessica donze black, the kid's safe and healthy food director project for pew health and group. the national school lunch program in 2011 cost $11 billion. at lunch is served, 32 million per day. what is the school lunch program? guest: it is a federally funded program that makes lunches available to students all of the country on a daily basis. and actually started in the 1940's so it's been around a v
the constitutionality of the law in its totality as a related to the commerce clause and the individual mandate. we began that litigation and motions were filed by the government and then the case was taken to the supreme court. after the decision, i filed a motion to lift the stay in oklahoma asking the judge to consider an amendment to our complaint. as you know, the original challenge about the constitutionality of the law, this is about implementation. this addresses the concerns about the irs ruled that was adopted on may 18 and the affordable care act's implementation of the employer mandate, the penalty that is known under the law dealing with large employers. our lawsuit is about that r ule and is seeking to hold government accountable as it relates to implementing that portion of the a lot. host: what about that part of the law is unconstitutional? what are you arguing? guest: the specifics include that under the aca, if a state is not the bar -- adopt an exchange, the tax credits do not issue to that state and the employer mandate penalty does not accrue, either. the irs disregarded that
appropriations bills up across a number of bills, you know the commerce, justice, science bill passed this house with a bipartisan majority, went to the senate, the senate had no floor action whatsoever. you know, mr. speaker, that the energy and water bill passed this house with a bipartisan majority, wept to the senate and the senate did nothing with it somewhat soffer. you know that the homeland security committee passed this body, again, bipartisan majority, went to the senate, the senate took no action. i can go on and on and on. the military construction bill, the defense bill, on and on and on. and so here we are, we don't have control over the senate, mr. speaker. we only have control over what goes on here in this body. and i got to tell you, i'm proud as a freshman that we set about getting our business done and one deliberative bill at the time, one open rule on appropriations bills at the time, we allowed every member of this body to come to the floor, to offer their amendments, to have their voice heard and produce the very best work product that we could produce. and i might add, m
the state commerce to special interest groups. interesting to note, many of these special groups aren't even from minnesota. make no mistake, this will be passed in a bipartisan land -- and a bipartisan land exchange is going to get done. i will not allow special interest groups, acting in bad faith, to abuse the nepa process and use frivolous lawsuits to black and derail a land exchange. if i could trust special interest groups to act in good faith and the federal bureaucracy to act promptly, i would include nepa in this legislation. the teachers and minnesota school kids in minnesota can't wait years, if not decades. currently some of the schools in minnesota have classrooms with over 40 kids and some school districts like mine in north branch have been reduced to a four-day school week. i ask, is that progress? this legislation will generate a lot of funding for our schools and create good-paying jobs. importantly, the minnesota education investment employment act will not eliminate a single acre of boundary waters land. in fact, it would include wilderness acres to the existing boundary
of the committee on energy and commerce, and the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on transportation and infrastructure. after general debate, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the commn -- committee on natural resources now printed in the bill it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for e purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a subse tutt con tisting of rules committee print 112-132. that shall be considered as read. all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. no amendment to that amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those prinned in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution. each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and contro
satellite corp. 2012] >> scrapping appear with the chamber of commerce as they complete their briefing here today. congress returns from their august break this afternoon. the house will gavel in at 2 eastern. members will debate setting federal spending for the next budget year as well as extending federal surveillance. in the house why here starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern. the senate will vote on a judicial nomination for iowa. later this week, debate on a veterans' jobs bill. the house is live here on c-span and the senate is on the c- span2. c-span3 will be live with a discussion of defense policy, the brookings institute hosting a conference on the differences between president obama and it romney. that's live at 1:00 eastern on our companion network, c-span3. at 3:30, c-span3 will go back to the king's institute for a discussion on national security and terrorism. there highlighting 12 major issues facing the next president. that starts at 3:30 eastern on c-span 3. >> vice-president joe biden continued his swing. ohio last weekend. he spoke yesterday at a rally in portsmouth. ♪ ♪ >>
and commerce, a place where business and government work together and make great things happen. and this -- in this election, we are a city where americans have come together to move our country forward and make great things happen. [cheers and applause] we have always been that kind of city and. nearly half a century ago, when cities across the south and struggled to desegregate schools, charlotte came together across kitchen tables, black and white, families met and decided to break down barriers that had so long divided their children. because they did, they gave a generation of kids a chance to go to school together, to learn together, to recognize that there is no wall too high or too strong to be broken down if we do it together. [cheers and applause] i was one of those children. i learned what it's really meant to be judged by the content of one's character. i was born to a single mom. i was raised by her and my grandparents. they taught me to take pride in hard work. to take responsibility for my actions. to understand that an education could expand my mind and transfor
of american strength -- our economy and our commerce, our military might and our democracy -- and took the lives of citizens for more than 90 countries. it was the worst terrorist attack on america in our history. today people gather across the united states, around the world to remember the tragic events on 9/11. some take part in ceremonies like this. others spent time in quiet reflection and prayer. all of us take a moment to remember again where we were at that fateful moment. here together as one family, we pause to honor and to pray and to remember the 184 lives lost at the pentagon. more than 2700 killed in lower manhattan. and the 40 who perished in that field in pennsylvania on flight 93. these victims families remember those who were lost as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. the family members here today know that the entire nation joins you in mourning the loss of your loved ones. we're honored by your presence and just as your loved ones are heroes for ever, so are all of you. today we also recognize and remember other heroes, those first respon
interest in commerce, freedom of navigation and it's just good for the united states to get back in the pacific and we are going to be a part of it. >> let me ask you a couple of follow-up questions and then open up to the audience. you mentioned mega cities and work going on here about long range trends that shows that the urbanization trends that we have seen to date are going to accelerate, 60% of the world's population by 2030 and so it seems like the marines are particularly useful in urban warfare settings. what i'm seeing in these trends, future of the world is going to be in cities, for good, ill or other. how do you sort of -- paying attention on the long range trends and getting marines ready for urban warfare and paying attention to the training priorities i'm sure you are focused on. >> if you look at the population growth and we talked about the 15 to 20 mega cities, over 75% of the world's largest cities are within about 62 miles of the coastline. if you map that around the world, all around europe and asia to include our country and europe, you would see the bulk o
to require any action on the part of the f.c.c., the department of commerce, the office of energy communications or any nongovernment entity, nor does it have any impact on any existing obligations of these entities. mr. walden: i appreciate the gentleman's comments and i welcome you and thank you for my time. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from district of columbia is recognized. ms. norton: i yield five minutes to the the gentlewoman from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for five minutes. >> i commend my friend and colleague, chairman den ham, and ranking member norton and for working with me to improve the bill. ms. sanchez: i serve on both the transportation and infrastructure committee as well as homeland security. although this may not be the perfect bill as some have articulated for the record already, i would have preferred, for example, that the bill to be more explicit, that fema's authority to respon
of commerce and with the department of interior, working with the department of energy. central bank of iraq. the total well over $40 million. he has received a superior honor award. and an extra mile award during his years of service at the state department. is received a certificate of achievement for most significant impact on the intelligence community from the defense intelligence agency. a native of new jersey. the most important point of his entire biography is that he is a graduate of the george washington university. school international affairs. [applause] and he did his master's studies at boston university. i have given you a rather extensive biography. these are certainly three people that are well known and outstanding experts in their field. at this time, i will turn it over to dr. >> thank you. i think the ambassador gave us a rather interesting assignment here. we probably need about five days to review this. but it will be quite interesting. perhaps more generally, we can give a general view -- what i view the problems in the gulf today. and i might set up the situation for
, the u.s. chamber of commerce, compete america, the information technology council and the society for human resource management. to protect american workers, employers who hire stem graduates must advertise the position and if a qualified american worker is available the stem graduate will not be hired. this bill makes our immigration system smarter by admitting those who have the education and skills america needs. stem visas are substituted for diversity visas, which invite fraud and pose a security risk. the stem jobs act generates jobs, increases economic growth and benefits american businesses. what more do we want? let's put the interests of our country first and support this legislation. i reserve the plans of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from california. ms. lofgren: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. lofgren: for more than a decade i have been pushing for more visas for the high tech graduates in the stem field. for that reason, it pains me greatly that i cannot
: it is a chamber of commerce bank probably. when i made to charlotte in 1990, it was not an advertise a downtown. there is not a lot to do. now it is really quite different. a lot of people live downtown. we opened some great museums. i think a lot of people will be impressed by uptown. it is a way, it is on a hill. host: mary anthony xbox will be a guest tomorrow. -- anthony fox will be a guest tomorrow. a 32% increase in population in the past 10 years or so. more parades' them protests. guest: i saw a little bit of this. there are a lot of anti-war protesters. they seem to be enjoying themselves. there is a lot of singing. >> we're going to lead this conversation. he can find the rest of that at the c-span video library. we go to ohio to join president obama at a labor day rally. [cheers and applause] >> hello, the no. toldeo. [cheers and applause] thank you. thank you. it is good to be in toldeo, ohedo, ohio. thank you. >> chanting "obama, obama." >> thank you so much. i have to say thank you for that outstanding introduction. give her a big round of applause. i was listening backstage. i th
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